Blaster, Timy Dutton chats it up with ESPN.
Six years ago, a photographer named Dave Carmazzi told me that Timy Dutton was going to be the "next big thing" to come out of Squaw Valley. Just 16 years old at the time, I brushed him off as just another high school jibber who was probably going to burn out and quit skiing.
Then two years ago, this virtual unknown burst onto the scene with victories at the North American Freeskiing Championships at both Kirkwood and Alyeska, the first two big-mountain comps he'd ever entered. Sure enough, it was Timy Dutton. His performance earned the youngster a spot on big mountain skiing's main stage, the Freeride World Tour. He finished in sixth place overall on the 2010 Freeride World Tour and it was just announced that he's one of the 12 male skiers who have prequalified for this year's tour. Dutton also makes an appearance in Matchstick Productions' new movie, "The Way I See It" (which won Best Picture in ESPN's Ski Movie Awards) and Warren Miller Entertainment's "Wintervention." We caught up with Dutton to talk about his meteoric rise through the ranks of the world's freeskiing elite — and we asked a few industry experts (and Dutton's mom) what they think of Dutton's rise (see footnotes throughout). Read Full Report